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Rainbow Falls, Hilo

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Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. See Rainbow Falls and all Hilo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hilo trip maker .
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  • Nice waterfall in Hilo but there are lots of tourists and lots of buses. No charge for parking or viewing  more »
  • It rains a lot in Hilo, sometimes unexpectedly, we got thoroughly drenched on this visit, but it was still fun. Lovely falls, easily reachable from central Hilo, easy short distance from the street.  more »
  • We went early in the morning, but didn't see the rainbow. I tried to find out the best time to see the rainbow, but couldn't get anything more than early morning. When we got there, the sun wasn't shi...  more »
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  • One of the top waterfalls on Hawaii Island to see. Bring a rain jacket in the even it does, a lot different places to see Rainbow Falls from across and at the top. Please observe all warning signs as conditions can change pretty quick.
  • We entered the rainbow drive and noticed lots of cars, so parked here. The trail led us directly to the top of the falls and to the top of the stairs. We climbed down to see the falls and it was beautiful! The actual parking lot with restrooms were down here, so we recommend parking here. Note that there will be lots of tour vans, so expect lots of crowd here.
  • A beautiful place to to see a gorgeous waterfall just feet from a parking lot! Come in the morning for the rainbow. No seating available. I wish it had benches! It does have a standard park bathroom, handicapped parking, and an accessible view for some.
  • Well worth the visit. Very nice water fall, and would have been even better had the sun come out for just 5 minutes.
  • Great location to enjoy a waterfall in Hilo town. If you can't get in the parking lot, parking on the road is acceptable Once parked you don't have to walk far to see this magnificent waterfall.
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